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    LilithGardener, Brown Thrasher

    The accusation that this cartoon implies that guns "all by themselves" persuade anyone, or kill anyone, is possibly the most absurd. No, and guns don't talk, either. So right off the bat here with this cartoon you're dealing with something figurative, not literal, something satirical, not documentary.

    I can't believe I actually had to type that either.

    The cartoon shows the gun spouting many of the things that right-wing gun fanatics and those imagining themselves as defenders of gun owners say, on the radio, on FOX News, and so on. It's this whole atmosphere that's being shown as having a kind of hypnotic effect, no one is implying that guns do this by their existence.

    Next people will start complaining that TT is wrongly implying that men are made out of paint, and that when people become brainwashed, they don't really get that swirly thing in their eyes.

    No, not everyone who owns a gun is a brainwashed maniac who ends up killing someone who disrespected him. Only the ones who do that are. Those are the ones being pictured.

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